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Château La Gaffelière 2012

Bordeaux - 1er grand cru classé "B"Saint-Emilion - Red - 14°
Château La Gaffelière 2012
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£360 Incl. VAT & DP1 Double-Magnum (3l)
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At first, the taste of black fruits surprises in this vintage, with a fresher hint. The new plots of cabernet francs (20%) are probably the explanation. On the palate of château La Gaffeliere 2012, we find a nice knit, silky, really on velvelt. Ageing is still on, however, a wine with a great finesse is already born, with power as the best vintages of this first classified growth of Saint-Emilion.
Parker : 91+ / 100
J. Robinson : 16 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Very elegant kirsch liqueur-like notes mixed with licorice, spice and earth jump from the glass of this famous St.-Emilion, long-owned by the Malet Roquefort family. A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc (14% alcohol), this has slightly more acidity and structure than some St.-Emilions. The limestone-dominated terroir comes through in the wine's striking and very powerful minerality. It is medium-bodied, elegant, tightly knit and probably in need of 2-4 years of bottle age. It should drink well for the following 15 years.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Bettane & Desseauve
16

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
92

R. Gabriel
17

Vinous - A. Galloni
92

Wine Spectator
89

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Is promo
No

Color
Red

Producer
Château La Gaffelière

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

Classification
1er grand cru classé "B"

Parker
91+

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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